#4011: SCI-FI REVOLTECH | IRON MAN MARK 5
In terms of Iron Man figures, Kaiyodo isn’t exactly doing the best ones with their Sci-Fi Revoltech line, especially when compared to S.H.Figuarts or Figma. However, they’ve released the first seven versions of the armor in one way or another, making these figures a viable option for ‘completionists’. The same is true with Iron Man Mark 5, their second figure of the character. Unlike the other armors, Iron Man Mark 5 has a segmented and layered aesthetic because of its transformation from a suitcase, dubbing it the "Suitcase Armor". This means that any figure representing this design should have sharp sculpts and details to give the illusion of multiple layered/segmented metal panels. Now, Revoltech figures aren’t exactly known for sharp sculpts though Kaiyodo did a good job for this figure. Overall articulation and mobility is provided by 22 revolver joints placed on key areas, including joints and panels that require movement to support articulation. The revolver joints don’t provide any visual distraction, though a couple of pieces do. Hip articulation is provided by two revolver joints connected to the outside hip sections and filler pieces are placed on the insides. These filler pieces often work though when moved incorrectly, can break the sculpt and introduce gaps to sections that are not supposed to have gaps. As expected from Revoltech figures, Iron Man Mark 5 has excellent articulation though it has some trouble standing up in a neutral stance because of its uneven footprint. Accessories include the standard fare of replacement hands, and the armor in "Suitcase Mode".